By now you have all heard us talk quite a bit about policyIQ version 7.0 – and we love that you are almost as excited as we are for the new product to be rolled out. You have questions about the timing and content of policyIQ version 7.0 – and we have answers.
When will version 7.0 be rolled out?
We have not yet set a roll-out date, as there are still items in testing. However, we do expect to be announcing that roll-out date very soon.
Are we going to have to re-learn policyIQ all over again?
No! While policyIQ version 7.0 provides significant enhancements, our intention was to retain the core functionality. In fact, your Standard and Read-Only users will notice only some small style changes – and faster performance – in the upgraded product.
As one of our policyIQ version 7.0 beta clients put it, “If you have used a previous version of policyIQ, there is no additional training necessary.”
(Have you checked out the other comments from our beta testers?)
What are these enhancements? How can we learn more?
A few months ago, we published a sneak peek into some of these new enhancements. You can check that out on our policyIQ blog.
Even better, next week we will be presenting our first live “Version 7.0 Release Notes Review” via WebEx. Join us on Thursday, January 24th at 3 PM ET / Noon PT for this 60 minute review of the new functionality, with a 30 Q&A session to follow!
Do we have to upgrade?
We are anticipating that we will upgrade all of our policyIQ hosted clients to version 7.0. This version provides superior functionality, improved performance and an updated technology platform. We want to be sure that all of our clients have the most optimized policyIQ experience available.
Do I have to upgrade right away?
We do plan to allow for an upgrade window of at least six months for all of our hosted clients. We will ask clients to let us know if they prefer to be in our first wave, second wave or third wave of clients to be upgraded. We will have limited capacity in each wave of upgrades; when we reach out to your organization, please let us know your preference so that we can be sure to accommodate you.
How much downtime will we have to plan for?
Moving from policyIQ version 6 to policyIQ version 7.0 will be a very smooth process, with only around 30 minutes of downtime required for most sites. The upgrades will be performed during off hours to minimize disruption.
For clients who are still using policyIQ version 5, we will need to go through the conversion process. We’ll ask for you to plan for a day of downtime to complete the conversion and testing.
So what is our next step?
Register for our Release Notes Review that will be presented next week – and stay tuned! We will continue to bring you new information – and we’ll be reaching out very soon to ask for your preferred upgrade timing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!